First of all, I changed my mood theme. I now have a Shahrukh Khan one. How awesome is that? Sorry, I got excited and had to point it out. lady_nerca
made it. I love Clois but SRK was my first love and I figured it was time for a change. :)
Now, it's Day 10 of my 30 Day Female Character Meme. :)Day Ten: Favorite female character in a sci-fi/supernatural show
The obvious answer is Lois, but I already used her for my favorite leading lady and I don't like to repeat days. So I'm going with another character I love in my favorite sci fi show: Tess Mercer (Smallville).
I absolutely adore Tess and my love for her has only grown over the years. I think she's just amazing. When I first heard that she was one of the new characters in s8, I was more than a little skeptical. Other than her scene with Lois, I wasn't impressed in 'Odyssey'. But at time went on, I found her more fascinating. I had a love/hate relationship with her in s8 (mostly just shipping her with Lois). There were plenty of moments that I started to like her but there were others that I was just frustrated and felt she was trying too hard.
It was season 9 that made her one of my favorite characters. Cassidy seemed to find her ground and her character really began to develop. One of the many things I love about Tess is that nobody knows anything about her so her history can be carved. The retcons in season 10 made sense, because we didn't have any knowledge on her background and it all just worked (even though the timeline does make me scratch my head).
Not only is she beautiful, but she is smart, cunning and tough as nails. Tess is badass. There's no doubt about it. I love how tough she is and how she won't bow down to anyone. Zod thought he could send one of his men after her and that guy ended up dead. You don't mess with Tess Mercer. I love how she sent him the guy's tags and toasted him from across the street. She knew that she would be second guessed after being chosen as Lex's replacement and she made sure her presence felt. Respect her or pay the consequences. Despite this, she does have a vulnerable side, as shown in 'Isis' when Clark and Ollie welcomed her to the team. Her life hasn't been an easy one yet she doesn't use that an excuse or a way to get pity. This gal is no woobie. Sure, she makes mistakes but she doesn't justify them. She is who she is and I love that.
I'm glad that she got to be one of the good guys though and has found real family/friends with the Justice League. I hope she gets a good ending because she deserves it. Cassidy is also an incredible actress, who manages to express so much with just her eyes. She brings Tess to life and I don't think anyone could've done it better. ( Collapse )